Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Why People Don't Use Coupons...Part V

For the past several weeks, I have been talking about why people don't use coupons and sharing ways to help everyone understand how easy it really is. Check out my previous posts here.

The final excuse I would like to discuss is:

I don't want to shop that many stores.no that is not me in that picture. I wish :).

To that I say...I hear ya! I don't want to shop a lot of stores either, especially when I am hauling kids. I am not a big fan of shopping with kids! I do shop several stores each week. What is my solution?

++I rarely do ALL of my shopping at one time. I like to break it up. I usually will do one or two stores at a time.

++I live about two blocks away from a Hostess Bakery Thrift Store, so during the day I will walk there with my kids.

++I usually do my other shopping in the evening when my husband is home and take one child with me.

++There is a Walgreen's across the street from where I work, so I will usually run there on my lunch hour on the days I work. We also have a few prescriptions there so when it is time to refill I plan a shopping trip at the same time.

The main thing is, you have to do what is best for you. I am (finally) past the point where I have to get every great deal out there. I can pick and choose the deals that are important to me and I shop when it works for me.

The bottom line? You can be a couponer and save TONS of money! I promise!

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

I am totally with you on this - I try to shop while on a break from work, without kids. If I have to do it with kids, I mess up the trip because I focus on the kids and not on the deal/list/coupons! When I first started I also felt like I had to get every deal out there. I've learned to limit myself to the true moneymakers (even if I may not use it) or stuff that I know I will use or can stockpile. You are doing an awesome job - still love reading everyday :)

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